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May 14, 2021 1:15 PM, EDT

DTNA Launches EV Consulting Services, Chargers

DTNA eFill Detroit eFill charging stations. (Daimler Trucks North America)

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Daimler Trucks North America announced its new Detroit eConsulting services and the Detroit eFill line of electric commercial vehicle chargers intended to support fleets and customers in the deployment of all-electric trucks.

Detroit eConsulting services are offered in three levels of support. Similarly, the Detroit eFill line of electric commercial vehicle chargers provides an array of charger options for customers and charging station operators, according to the Portland, Ore.-based company.

The consulting service packages are Baseline, Powerline or Megaline.

DTNA eConsulting

Detroit eConsulting services are offered in three levels of support. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Under the top-tier Megaline package recommended for large-scale electric truck deployments, customers receive assistance with planning for charging infrastructure, solar panel and stationary energy storage projects, along with the support of the eConsulting team to interface with local utilities on their behalf.

“With the same level of dedication and expertise our customers depend on today for their conventionally powered trucks, our knowledgeable Detroit team is prepared to support customers every step of the way on the road to electrification,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of on-highway sales at DTNA.

The Powerline package includes similar benefits to those found in the Megaline package, without support for distributed energy resources (for example, solar and storage) or the interface to local utilities.

The Baseline package — free to all purchasers of Freightliner electric trucks — includes best practices and dealership-level consultation.

Detroit eFill chargers are warrantied for five years, and can charge a wide range of other brands’ electric commercial vehicles, DTNA noted. They were developed in partnership with Power Electronics, a North American supplier of converters for utility scale solar and provider of advanced energy storage systems, and installers of more than 45 gigawatts of power capacity in 2020.

All Detroit eFill chargers “available at launch” are DC fast chargers carrying the CCS-1 standard (combined charging standard), the most common type of electric vehicle charger, DTNA pointed out in the release. The chargers are available with power ratings from 30 to 400 kilowatts.

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